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Nietzsche and the Spirit of Tragedy


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Nietzsche and the Spirit of Tragedy - May, Keith M
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Keith May discusses the development, and frequent misunderstanding of, tragedy - explaining the insights of Nietzsche in "The Birth of Tragedy". He looks at its history from the early Greek playwrights, to Renaissance drama, up to more modern writers of tragedy such as Ibsen and Hardy. He asserts that genuine tragedy is unconcerned with realism and ethics. It is rather a ritualized representation of suffering. The author has also written "Nietzsche and Modern Literature" and many other studies of literature.

Nietzsche and the Spirit of Tragedy 1990, Palgrave MacMillan, London

ISBN-13: 9781349098842

1990 edition

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